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Like Parent Club, Like Son? Bruins' ECHL Affiliate Blows 3-0 Series Lead, Loses In 7

The Philadelphia Flyers have done something that only four other NHL clubs have done in storming back from an 0-3 hole to take a best-of-seven series to a Game 7. While they'll try to become just the third team in league history to win a series after facing that scenario come Friday, the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL have beat them to history.


The Cyclones hosted the Reading Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night, winning a defensive struggle by a 1-0 score to become the first team in ECHL history to complete the feat and just the sixth team in professional hockey history.


That two teams could complete such a comeback in the same week is weird enough, but it gets better. The Royals are the ECHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins, the team currently choking away a 3-0 lead to Philadelphia on the NHL side.


Cincinnati will go on to face the Idaho Steelheads in the Kelly Cup Finals, their second trip to the finals in three years. Reading goes back to Pennsylvania trying to figure out what went wrong as their parent club fights to avoid the same type of humiliation.